DLW rolls out 190th high horse power rail engine

The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) set a new record by releasing 190th high horse power (HHP) rail engine under the financial year 2011-12 on Saturday. It surpassed the record set in the last financial year 2010-11 when it had made 150 HHP engines. Releasing the 190th HHP rail engine at a simple function at loco assembly shop, DLW general manager B P Khare said it was a proud moment for the DLW which has set a new record this year.

He also urged the DLW employees to work hard and get ready to make 250 HHP engines, the target set for the next financial year (2012-13). Earlier, the general manager and the chief mechanical engineer, Rakesh Vatash, released the colourful engine after performing puja and other rituals.

It may be mentioned here that the DLW has intensified efforts to meet the rising demand of HHP rail engines in the country. In the light of rising demand for HHP engines, the DLW has already cut down production of ALCO engines. It has come up with state-of-the art and powerful 4,500 HHP engines equipped with modern microprocessor controlled AC traction. This feature is available in 190 HHP engines. The general manager also announced a collective award of Rs 50,000 and a special award of Rs 2,000 for the crew members of new rail engines on the occasion.


Tatas in talks for rail engines

Kiel (Germany), Oct. 18 (PTI): Voith Turbo — a unit of German engineering giant Voith AG — is negotiating with Tata Motors a deal to set up a locomotive diesel manufacturing unit in India.

“If everything goes according to schedule, we might start working on the plant by 2011,” Hinrich Krey, managing director of Voith Turbo Lokomotivetechnik, said.

“The proposed plant would also cater to the need of the railways, besides supplying engines to the German parent company,” he said.

Meanwhile, the South Korean government has ordered Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle — Tata Motors’ joint venture in the country — to recall 3,276 trucks because of technical glitches in the steering system in its three models, officials said.


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